Kinesio Tape: Not just for superstar athletes!

I love using the tape with my patients. Ever since I introduced Kinesio Taping at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ in January of this year, I’ve been seeing excellent results. All sorts of conditions have been getting better faster than ever since we added this to the practice.

Serena Williams using Kinesio Tape, just like patietns at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

Tennis Superstar Serena Willams, sporting Kinesio Tape on both legs.

It’s great to take something that works for so many elite athletes and use it to help my patients get out of pain and hold their adjustments longer.

Kerry Walsh uses Kinesio Taping, just like we do here at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

Olympian Kerry Walsh diving to make a shot. Notice the Kinesio Tape on her right shoulder.

Kinesio Taping was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1979 and is being used by the world’s top professional athletes such as Serena Williams, Lance Armstrong and David Beckham. College teams, like the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, use Kinesio taping with their players to treat injuries and enhance performance.

Lance Armstrong and the US Postal Cycling Team use Kinesio Tape, just like we do at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Postal Cycling Team in 2001. Notice the orange Kinesio Tape on two different rider's knees.

It seems that everywhere you look competitive athletes can be seen wearing colorful pieces of tape on a shoulder or elbows or knees, even the Olympics. But for all the college and pro players using the tape, there are many more “regular folks” who have discovered just how useful Kinesio taping is to them.

David Beckham wearing Kinesio Tape, a technique used by The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

Soccer Superstar David Beckham showing off his... hot pink kinesio tape.

If you are interested in finding out more about Kinesio Taping, visit our website or call the office Taping, call us for an appointment.

 

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3 comments

  • bonnie rogers August 10, 2012   Reply →

    Can this taping be used for a 92 year old woman win spinal stenosis? Obviously not a candidate for surgery.

    • thebackcarecenter August 10, 2012   Reply →

      Bonnie, the simple answer is that while it is not a treatment for spinal stenosis, Kinesio Taping can help most anyone and may provide some relief for the symptoms associated with her condition. The muscle spasm, weakness and back pain may respond. However, a better choice would be to combine the taping with a low force chiropractic approach (like the arthrostim) and low level laser therapy. Thanks for your question, and have a great and healthy day.

  • mamun Hossain April 9, 2013   Reply →

    Kinesio tape has a special elasticity matching that of the skin which gives non-restricted support allowing muscles to perform a full range of motion, easily and comfortably. This taping method is known for its extreme durability (up to a 4 day wearing period), giving you lasting support and pain relief. By lifting the skin, it allows the flow of body fluids under the application area, reducing edema, inflammation, and general discomfort. Anyone who tuned into the London Olympics can conclude that it has become a very popular technique among athletes. However it was designed for a wide range of patients, including children and elderly, making it ideal for treating a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, as well as a great performance enhancing method.

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